Tatonka Stout | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
California, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Franchise on 05-03-2007

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by PatronWizard:
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4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had two glasses out of a pitcher one fine day. Went back for more another fine day. Here's what I thought.

The appearance is gorgeous. Medium thick creamy head of even consistency. No individual bubbles. Creamy I says. Opaque sheets of lacing almost spray paint the glass a mocha shade of cream. Pitch black with dark brown hues. Eternal head.

Smells creamy. Yep, it smells creamy. Smell is a little more subtle than I had hoped. Still get a nice milk-in-coffee scent.

Taste is bitter delicious cold coffee. Hoppy even. Not very multi-dimensional but very, very enjoyable. Strong taste, maybe some booze.

Feel is indescribably great. Pure liquid silk. An amazing creamy concoction. By far the best attribute and quite simply mind blowing. Feels like it came from the cask.

I am honestly blown away by this puppy. Great brew.

Overall: will definitely be back for more.

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Photo of Franchise
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The stout poured a syrupy black out of a nitro tap leaving a frothy blonde head and delicious chocolate body. I love having an imperial stout out of a nitro tap different mouth feel and just damn tasty. The aroma/taste is dark chocolate, caramel, earthy hops, spicy, alcohol, sweet and very complex. I paired this beer with the chocolate chunk Pizookie which is a fresh baked cookie in a mini pizza pan served with vanilla ice cream. The bitter chocolate from the beer and the sweet cookie played off each other very well making for a fantastic dessert.

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Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of womencantsail
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A great look to this beer. Black and viscous with a small tan head. There are small amounts of lacing on the glass.

S: Not too much going on in the nose of this one. Some subdued notes of the typical Imperial Stout aromas. A light roasted quality and a bit chocolate and earthy hops.

T: From the Imperial Stout title, I was expecting bolder flavors. The primary flavor component is coffee, with contributions from chocolate and earthy hops. Not a very complex flavor profile, and somewhat of a let down.

M: A smooth, creamy, full bodied beer with very light carbonation.

D: This beer was highly drinkable, which is generally rare for an Imperial stout. I think I would have rated this higher if it were simply an American Stout, but by labeling it Imperial, I expected more.

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Photo of Dirtyrat91740
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of almarazcvn65
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5


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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Tatonka Stout from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
4.07 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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